The above table shows the net spend of each Premiership club since 1992, or how much money they have spent on players compared to how much they have sold. It is not adjusted for inflation, though, so some statistics might be a bit exaggerated.
It’s an interesting table for a number of reasons, though it’s worth [...]
Talk about a bombshell. Three days before Hamburg’s crucial Europa League semi-final against Fulham, with the aggregate score at 0-0, the club have sacked their coach Bruno Labbadia. This firing followed Hamburg’s heavy 5-1 defeat to Hoffenheim, and a string of very disappointing results in the Bundesliga, which left the club at 7th place, with [...]
Nope, there’s no typo in the title – Scottish First Division club Dundee had to put on their 49 year old goalkeeper Bobby Geddes in a league match vs. Raith Rovers, which they lost 1-0. Geddes had been retired for more than a decade and works as a goalkeeping coach at the club, but due [...]
Controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli might have ended his chances for a future with Serie A champions Inter Milan, after a truly unacceptable action he made after Inter’s 3-1 Champions League victory over Barcelona. Angered that some fans booed him after he missed a shot at the end, he threw down his shirt on the [...]
The sentence is in for Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu, and he has been suspended for nine months after testing positive to the banned substance sibutramine. The Romanian striker has reacted with disappointment to the news, but in truth it could have been much worse. This is the second time in his career that he has [...]
Premiership bottom club Portsmouth have truly had a remarkable season. They became the first ever top-league club to enter administration, they were detected nine points, and were relegated not too long ago. Despite that, they have had a fairy-tale run in the FA Cup, the competition they famously won in 2008, and despite all odds [...]
The volcanic ash spewing out of a volcano in Island has postponed and canceled flights all across Europe for the last few days, and if it goes on like this, concerns are it might affect football fixtures around the continent as well.
The good news is that both the Champions League and Europa Cup have [...]
When we talk about intense football rivalries, a number of examples immediately spring to mind, Ajax and Feyenoord being one of the most prominent ones. The Dutch rivals have been at each other’s throats both on and off the field for decades, and modern football doesn’t seem to have cooled down passions even a bit.
Juventus striker Amauri Carvalho de Oliveira has finally gained his long-awaited Italian citizenship, which makes him eligible to play for Marcello Lippi’s World-Cup winning side. The striker was born in Brazil, but spent the majority of his playing career in Italy, where he has also worn the shirts of Messina, Chievo and Palermo.
His most successful [...]
How time changes things, doesn’t it? Years ago Craig Bellamy couldn’t stop getting into trouble due to his lack of discipline on and off the field, but as he nears 31 years of age, the Welsh striker says he has turned a new page. Not only that, but apparently he is also “ashamed” by many [...]